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Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Announcing the TIME TO ACT: Climate Action Forum ~Accelerating Efforts Toward “Carbon Half” by 2030~


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is developing the “TIME TO ACT” climate action movement to accelerate viable decarbonization efforts.

The kick-off meeting was held this February, where climate change experts and the mayors of major cities came together to share their thoughts on accelerating climate action. You can view the official recording here

The TIME TO ACT: Climate Action Forum, which will be held right before COP26, will focus on discussion of definitive actions to halve CO2 emissions by the year 2030.

In the high level session, leaders from various fields will convene to share their perspectives on accelerating efforts to curb climate change as we head into 2030.

Afterwards, experts from cities and businesses that are introducing progressive initiatives regarding hydrogen and buildings will present, followed by discussions regarding findings and future courses of action.

The conference will be live streamed and can be viewed at the address below:      

Click here to view the event flyer.

Outline (planned)
Date & Time: Thursday, October 14th, 2021

                     7:00 pm – 10:00 pm  (JST) *in your timezone

Theme: TIME TO ACT: Climate Action Forum ~Accelerating Efforts Toward “Carbon Half” by 2030~

     Moderator: Mr. UCHIDA Togo, Executive Director, ICLEI Japan

From 7:00 pm (JST)
1. Opening remarks   
   Ms. KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo

2. Opening speech
   Mr. Eric GARCETTI, Mayor of Los Angeles

3. High Level Session 
   Theme: Accelerating Efforts Toward “Carbon Half” by 2030
    Ms. KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo
    Mr. Anies BASWEDAN, Governor of Jakarta
      Mr. Børge BRENDE, President, World Economic Forum
      Ms. Carolyn DAVIDSON, Her Majesty’s Consul-General, British Consulate-General Osaka
          Mr. SUEYOSHI Takejiro, Representative, Japan Climate Initiative; Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific Region

From 8:00 pm (JST)
4. Workshop #1: Hydrogen
   Theme: Promotion of social implementation of hydrogen mobility toward Making practical use of hydrogen-related technologies
   Speaker: Representatives from the Tokyo Government, the Queensland Government, the private sector, etc. 

From 9:00 pm (JST)
5. Workshop #2: Buildings
   Theme: Pursuing sustainable buildings and finance interactively
   Speaker: Representatives from the Tokyo Government, the City of New York, C40, the private sector, etc.

   Format: Online, Live broadcasting

         *A recording will be posted on our website ( after the forum.

Language: English and Japanese *Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation will be provided

Host: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supporting Partners: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
            ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability 

International Relations, Policy Planning Section, General Affairs Division,
Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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